Apr 21, 2021, 13:38 PM
Workers’ Comp Insights Part 2: Preparing for and After an Audit
In part 2 of this series from AmeriTrust CONNECT, PAMED's partner for workers' compensation insurance, learn how about how to prepare for a premium audit and what comes after.
Apr 21, 2021, 13:33 PM
Workers’ Comp Insights Part 1: Premium Audits Explained
To better understand premium audits, it’s first important to note how workers’ compensation premiums are calculated. Learn more in the first of this two-part series from AmeriTrust CONNECT, PAMED's partner for workers' compensation insurance.
Apr 20, 2021, 16:15 PM
Active-Retired Licenses: What Physicians Should Know
PAMED often receives questions regarding active-retired licenses from member physicians. This blog provides answers to some of the most common questions.
Apr 20, 2021, 16:11 PM
Reactivating a License: What Physicians Should Know
Here's what it takes for a physician with an active-retired medical license to return to practice in Pennsylvania.
Apr 20, 2021, 11:43 AM
Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims: Two Percent Payment Adjustment Suspended Through December
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act suspended the sequestration payment adjustment percentage of 2 percent applied to all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims from May 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. A new law extends the suspension period to Dec. 31, 2021.
Apr 19, 2021, 12:18 PM
Press Release: Scranton Orthopedic Surgeon Earns PAMED Lifetime Achievement Award for 40 Years of Community Service
John H. Doherty, Jr., MD, an orthopadeic surgeon from Lackawanna County who practices at Geisinger Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Scranton was named the 2021 recipient of PAMED's Distinguished Service Award.
Apr 19, 2021, 12:13 PM
Press Release: Lancaster County Physician Earns PAMED Award for Community Voluntary Service
David I. Silbert, MD, an ophthalmologist from Lancaster County, was recently named the 2021 recipient of PAMED's Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service.
Apr 19, 2021, 09:22 AM
Press Release: PAMED Recognizes 2021 Top Physicians Under 40 Award Recipients
PAMED released its list of this year’s Top Physicians Under 40. Learn more about this year’s list of up-and-coming leaders.
Apr 15, 2021, 14:57 PM
Information on NORCAL-ProAssurance Conversion: What You Need to Know
NORCAL Group and ProAssurance Corporation are in the process of combining their companies. PAMED has gotten some questions from member and non-member physician policyholders.
Apr 15, 2021, 08:58 AM
FDA, CDC, and DOH Recommend Pause of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Due to Rare Blood Clots
The Pennsylvania Department of Health notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers to pause administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine until April 24 or until updated guidance is provided from the CDC and FDA.
Apr 14, 2021, 11:36 AM
First Mobile Vaccination Unit Hits the Road to Vaccinate and Educate Underserved Communities
It was recently announced that Community-Accessible Testing & Education (CATE), Pennsylvania’s first mobile vaccination unit, will hit the road to bring COVID-19 vaccination and educational materials to underserved communities.
Apr 13, 2021, 15:21 PM
Physician Assistant Written Agreements Moving to an Online Submittal Process via PALS
At the March 9, 2021 Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine meeting, it was announced that physician assistant written agreements may now be submitted online through the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS). Instructional videos are available.
Apr 13, 2021, 11:11 AM
York County Medical Society Seeking COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers
The York County Medical Society is working closely with WellSpan to obtain volunteers to help with COVID-19 vaccinations. Local physicians who are interested can sign up to be part of the Hope Squad here.
Apr 12, 2021, 10:00 AM
Answers to Physician FAQs on DEA Registration, Renewal, and Reporting
Registration with the DEA is necessary for physicians and other health care practitioners to write prescriptions for controlled substances. Check out these FAQs on the process.
Apr 8, 2021, 14:58 PM
Prior Authorization and the COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Even More Patient Care Delays and Treatment Abandonment
There has been little relief from this decades-old problem for physicians and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. New physician survey data from the American Medical Association is proof.
Apr 8, 2021, 12:51 PM
Restrictive Covenants Legislation Advances in Pa. House
On April 7, 2021, House Bill 681 was approved by the House Health Committee. The PAMED Board will be reviewing the language of the legislation to determine if it is a bill that we can support, ensuring that the legislation considers both small independent and employed physicians.
Apr 1, 2021, 14:39 PM
State Board of Medicine Extends MD License Renewal Deadline to 4/30/2021
The State Board of Medicine (Board) has extended the license renewal deadline from the previously extended deadline of March 31, 2021 to April 30, 2021. The Board states that this will be the final extension for these licensees.
Mar 29, 2021, 14:26 PM
PAMED Creates Executive Summary of COVID-19 Vaccinator Executive Orders for Members
Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam has signed several Executive Orders related to COVID-19 vaccine providers. PAMED has prepared this Executive Summary for our members.
Mar 29, 2021, 10:32 AM
Ways to Get Involved in PAMED's IMG Section
There are several ways to get involved in PAMED's IMG Section. Find out how.
Mar 25, 2021, 09:57 AM
Legislation to Address Expedited Partner Therapy Advances Out of Senate
On April 21, 2021, legislation to address Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT), the process by which a physician will treat the partner of a patient who has contracted an STD/STI passed the Pa. Senate. It is now awaiting consideration by the House Health Committee. PAMED supports this bill.